Big Winners at the Pitch 2018!
Winning Team: Nikki Payne & Alejandra Alarcon, WellBell (Lawrence University) — $10,000 in cash and $15,000 in-kind services
Second Place: Dayne Rusch, Pyxsee (UW Oshkosh) — $17,000 in cash and in-kind services
Third Place: Sam Hunt, PrecisionLAG (UW-Green Bay) — $10,000 in cash and in-kind services
The Pitch Judges:
Michael E. Daniels is the President and CEO of Nicolet Bank. In 2000, he co-founded Nicolet National Bank, a leading community lender built on relationship-focused customer service. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College.
Kabinga Maini is the lead mechanical and structural engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace. He has extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Kabinga has a BS in mechanical engineering, an MBA, and is pursuing an MS in operations management.
Adrienne Palm works for gener8tor, a gold-ranked startup accelerator founded in Wisconsin. Adrienne is the Managing Director of gBETA, a free accelerator for early stage companies with a tie to a Wisconsin college or university.
John Krause is a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, and assists businesses with financial reporting, business planning, and tax management. He specializes in construction and real estate. He is a graduate of UW Oshkosh.
Winnebago Seed Fund
David Trotter is the Managing Director of Winnebago Capital Partners, the General Partner of the Winnebago Seed Fund. The Fund is a newly formed venture capital fund based in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Fund’s emphasis is on seed investments in startup companies in the Fox Valley region.